Be still, my aching heart

I am unwhole without you

My heart beats, but for what?

My soul yearns to be ‘bout you

My essence in half, cut

As if my lifeblood quickens

When near your stolid gaze

And far from you it thickens

Confused and in a daze

So thus I must be near you

Toward you I will dart

Once more my soul will hear you

Be still, my aching heart!

Since we locked eyes

By firelight did I see your eyes
The first they locked on mine
And burrowed beneath my disguise
With clarity divine

You saw beneath the hardened shell
I’d built upon my skin
And saw into the untapped well
Of spirit trapped within

And patiently you chipped away
At walls both thick and thin
‘Til flooding in came light of day
O’er my heart’s raucous din

So since we locked eyes in the red
And flick’ring light of dying fire
E’er have I owed, my belovéd,
To you my love and my desire.

When my heart proved right

Without a sound did my heart warm
To new, exciting, tender change
The likes of which did take a form
I’d not thought of before

And though it was frightful, unknown
My heart did say to rest a while:
“Let what’s been reaped so too be sown,
And love will grow yet more.”

And so years on my heart’s proved right;
Unfounded were my fears;
Its words I hear now in new light
With open, eager ears

Shadows abate

Though oft I do despair

For want of freer air

I cannot but be awed at my good luck

For when I could not see

I set my heart to thee

And no longer could chaos run amok

When I did walk alone

My heart hard as a stone

Ne’er could I have imagined such a fate

As to be bound to you

A bond so right and true

That all the shadows in my mind abate

In your eyes

Twirling, spinning, joyous dancing
All about the clouds
With you

As the sun winks out and the stars awaken
I find in your eyes
True beauty

As if all the universe till that point had strived
To bring us to that moment
To fill our hearts with joy
And your eyes with light
Like the light of creation itself

The stars are ours
Our souls, a story
Far longer than
This life

I see that tale
In your